Winter must-visits

The most eagerly awaited exhibitions

We have selected for you some of the must-see exhibitions of the coming months in the Veneto region.  

Chagall. The Colour of Dreams

Hosted at the Candiani Cultural Centre in Mestre from 30 September 2023 to 13 February 2024, the exhibition explores the concept of dream painting and illogical, instinctive fantasy. In this exhibition, Chagall's work, starting with his The Praying Jew (1914-22), is offered a fil rouge through the styles and masterpieces of artists who either influenced him or have been been influenced by him.

Dorothea Lange

From 21 October 2023 to 21 January 2024, the Museo Civico in Bassano del Grappa opens its doors to the Photographer of the People, the first woman to whom MoMa dedicated a retrospective in 1965: Dorothea Lange. More than 150 photos tell the story of her entire oeuvre while focusing on the 1930s and 1940s, a period in which the artist succeeded in immortalising the lives of the poor and forgotten, of which the most representative image remains the famous Migrant Mother

Giorgio de Chirico. Metaphysics continues

This meticulous and indepth exhibition, hosted at Palazzo Sarcinelli in Conegliano, weaves an artistic and emotional narrative through the artist's wide range of techniques: painting, drawing, watercolour, sculpture and lithography. The exhibition consists of 71 works and can be visited from 11 October 2023 to 25 February 2024. Keep your ticket, you will need it for the American Beauty exhibition.

American Beauty

So glorified, and yet so full of overt and covert contradictions: this is the US superpower. This is the message communicated in this exhibition running from 13 September 2023 to 21 January 2024 at the Centro Culturale Altinate / San Gaetano in Padua. Through 130 works by 120 American and non-American artists, hypocrisies are laid bare as key aspects of US history and society are explored. 

Tina Modotti

From 22 September 2023 to 28 January 2024, Palazzo Roverella in Rovigo presents the largest solo exhibition ever dedicated to Tina Modotti, an icon of 20th century international photography. The exhibition features not only photographs but also films, items and exclusive contributions that tell the story of Modotti's life, work and legacy. 

The Nineteenth-Century Venetian Portrait

After exactly 100 years, this exhibition returns to the Ca’ Pesaro Gallery of Modern Art in Venice, updated and enriched with new works and information. The exhibition reveals a century rich in art: in terms of the proliferation of artists and styles, and for the founding of several museums and art galleries. Until 1 April 2024, the works of great artists will be on display, including Hayez, Molmenti, Grigoletti, Schiavoni and Lipparini.

Paper Futurism. Forms of the avant-garde in posters of the Salce Collection

Futurism, the most pervasive of the Italian avant-garde movements, and advertising art, presented together in a single exhibition. In Treviso, until 25 February 2024, the museum complex of San Gaetano will host an exhibition of 20th century advertising posters created by well-known futurists such as Fortunato Depero, Plinio Codognato, Marcello Dudovich and many others. In these works of art, the concepts of light, sound and movement are represented by beams and circular rings that seem to jump off the paper to engage the viewer.

Robert Doisneau

Considered one of the fathers of street photojournalism, Robert Doisneau and his work now arrives at the Palazzo della Gran Guardia in Verona. This photographer managed to represent the French lifestyle and charm of the Ville Lumière, crystallising ordinary people, myths and icons of twentieth-century Paris. This photographic journey in black and white will be on display until 14 February, 2024.